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July 28, 2004
Release Number: 04-07-51

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JOINT IRAQI OPERATION UNCOVERS INSURGENT WEAPONS CACHE

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A joint Iraqi National Guard and Iraqi Police Service operation uncovered a large insurgent weapons cache, July 24, near As Suwayrah, roughly 30 miles southeast of Baghdad, as Iraqi security forces continue to combat insurgents in the country.

The haul netted many weapons and ammunition, and included MIG-21 engines, 120mm BM-21 rockets, 60mm mortar rounds, land mines, 120mm artillery shells, mortar charges, mortar rounds, a truck and 5,000 boxes of 14.55mm rounds.

The weapons and munitions were delivered to local authorities for destruction.



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